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Amy Paul
College and Career Advisor


Christie Danner
School Counselor


Sarah Hershey
School Counselor

Paying for College Workbook

Paying for College Workbook

Financial Aid

Ready, Set, FAFSA!


All seniors should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting the FAFSA accurately and early is one of the keys to getting a more favorable financial aid award package, because some financial aid is available on a limited or first-come/first-served basis. When you submit the FAFSA you are applying for federal grants, loans and work-study, which is a campus-based, part-time work program where you receive an hourly wage for work performed. The FAFSA is also used by states for some state aid programs. Colleges use the FAFSA for institutional aid that is unique to an individual campus.


"How to Video" for FAFSA: FAFSA Video


Special Alert from FAFSA

The New Digital Communication Tools Are:

*  The Commission's FAFSA Text back campaign with Get Schooled:  Text the word "FAFSA" to 335577 to get basic FAFSA questions answered.

*  The Commission's Mobile App located on the California Mobile Gallery:  To access the mobile gallery, visit:

click on Student Aid Commission and download the mobile Cash for College Workshop locator.  Click on "set my location" to allow the GPS to locate the nearest Cash for College Workshops.  You can also access it through the Commission's homepage.

*  The Commission's Fund Your Future is now a digital magazine.  You may view, download and/or share the digital magazine, including the Fund Your Future App.  Visit or click through from the home page.  You may order hard copies of the Fund Your Future Magazine using the Commission's e-pubs online ordering system.

College & Career

Ongoing Pre-Approved Community Service

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Do you need help with your FAFSA? 

Cabrillo College is offerering their Financial Aid and Admissions & Records staff to help you navigate the FAFSA.  See attached for workshop dates and locations

FAFSA Workshops

CSU Math and English Assessment Tests - EPT/ELM

Acronym Key

EAP - Early Assessment Program
EPT - English Placement Test
ELM - Entry Level Mathematics

1. Apply to CSU by 11/30

2. Open your Portal/Dashboard for each campus (you will be prompted by an email)

3. Check your To Do list on your Portal/Dashboard weekly 

4. Check your EAP status - Based on junior year STAR testing and/or SAT/ACT testing you may need to take an English and/or Math Assessment test. This will not determine admission but will decide what Math/English level you will need to register for in the Fall. You will be notified by each campus if you require this testing. Testing must be complete by May 2017.

Check your EAP status online

Register for an assessment test (EPT/ELM) - Student may take these assessments at any CSU campus

New Resources

►  ACT/SAT Test Prep Companies

►  Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

►  University of California Stat Finder- Data on undergraduate admissions, enrollment, persistence and graduation at the University of California

►  TAG - Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (Community College to UC)

►  2014/15 Impacted Majors and Campuses - CA State Universities (CSU)


Current Community Service

♦ Castroville Artichoke Festival needs help with parking, ticket sales, kids zone, and other various tasks. Contact to volunteer

♦ is seeking volunteers to help direct runners for the 5k and 10k, manning tables, and being part of a cheer squad. Saturday, 3/17 6:30 - 11:30. Contact Sara at

Scotts Valley Water District is seeking help to organize documents, scan, shred, file, general office work

Contact Donna Paul 600-1919 or

SVHS Campus Beautification Seeking help for litter pick-up, light weeding. pruning, etc

Contact Mr. Hanson at 439-9555 x101 or

♦ Beach Beautification Third Saturday of every month

Contact 462-5660 or

♦ Dominican Hospital Gift shop, nursing units, general office work, etc

Contact 462-7740

♦ Animal Service Authority Dog walking, kennel cleaning, playing with small caged animals, office support

Contact 454-7200

Beach Flats Food Pantry Work with Valley Vineyard Church to bag groceries for distribution in the Beach Flats Community

Contact 438-3456

Save Our Shores Beach clean-up

Contact 462-5660

♦ Second Harvest Food Bank Help organize organize and hand out supplies

Contact 706-6113

♦ SVHS Tutoring Tutoring students after school on Wednesday's in the College and Career Center

Contact Christie Danner 439-9555 x 107

♦ Brook Knoll Elementary School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Josh Wahl, Principal 423-2454

♦ Vine Hill Elementary School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Julie Ebert, Principal 438-4087

♦ Scotts Valley Middle School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Mary Lonhart, Principal 438-0610


Please see College and Career Center's "Community Service" board for a full list of possibilities


Naviance Family Connection 

     ♦  Naviance


►  Naviance Quick Guides:

     ♦  Career Planning

     ♦  College Planning

     ♦  Parent Getting Started

     ♦  Success Planning

     ♦  Free Test Prep


Counseling Parent Night Presentations 2017/18

►  To read about Parent Night Presentations

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Cabrillo College

►  Thinking about taking a course at Cabrillo?

Find out more about the Running Start Program

    ♦  Cabrillo Concurrent Enrollment  

    ♦  Schedule of Classes offered by Cabrillo

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